The love affair with pastel shades continues | Trending

Pastel shades such as mint, lilac and powder blue continue to infiltrate our wardrobes and home decor, calming palettes that can work visual wonders.

Medium origami pendant light, $179. Made from galvanised iron, but reminiscent of folded coloured paper.

Diversity dress, $669. Ridiculously pretty, and the perfect weight and length for transeasonal springtime weather.

Piccolo & Grande sunglasses, $260. Small in size but big in personality, the art deco-inspired detailing gives the frame a point of difference from the cat-eye trend of the past year.

BEDROOM.HAIR texturising spray, $42.95. Create “I just woke up like this” hair, with the perfect amount of texture.

Lavender table cutlery set (24 pieces), $199. Would look beautiful accompanied by a vase of flowers as a centrepiece on the table. And food, naturally.

Chicago desk lamp, $149.95. Copper and rose gold both look striking paired with pastel colours such as blue and pink.

Ice cream toy, $29.95. A cute baby’s gift - because mint ice cream should be enjoyed from infancy.

Koala Club swimming trunks, $79. The perfect motif for days spent lazing about the pool.

Atlanta trim spliced dress $159.99. Gorgeous frock for a spring soiree. Wear with pops of a brighter colour to avoid fading away.

Slides, $54.99. A sustainable company that’s just launched in Australia, Indosole recycles tyres and gives them a new lease on life. Clever chaps.

Sasha dog collar, $79. A new Australian line of minimalistic dog collars, leads, toys, beds and grooming products that are classic and not cutesy.

Standard stretch chino, $99.95. It takes a brave man to wear mint coloured chinos, but those who do are the recipients of compliments whenever they wear them.

Restore goat’s milk and shea butter soap, $15. Wrapped in a soft linen fabric, the soap inside will restore skin’s moisture and leave it silky soft.

Pocket square, $14.95. A smart accessory for gents heading to the races in the coming weeks.